In 2011 I was completing my Grad Dip Ed at Adelaide University. I wrote and illustrated some popular science features for the uni magazine (On Dit). I found one of them the other day, and thought I’d post them here.
As a start, here is the cover art I did for one issue.
Erasmus Darwin’s Zoonomia doesn’t get the popular recognition it deserves. Maybe this won’t bring it to the big time, but at least it’s a step in the right direction.
Typographical scientific artwork by Dr Stephen Gaeta
- Extraocular: Text from Zoonomia, the 1794 masterpiece of Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles), in which he attempted to catalog and explain human anatomy, pathology, and physiology, including the visual system. (SOURCE)
- Beat Poetry: Text from the seminal 1809 work of cardiologyCases of the Organic Disease of the Heart, with Dissections and Some Remarks Intended to Point Out the Distinctive Symptoms of These Diseases, by John Collins Warren. In this work, Warren describes the symptoms of 11 of his patients with heart disease as they presented in his office and, later, on his dissecting table. (SOURCE)
- Reactant: Text from the The Sceptical Chymist by Robert Boyle (1661), in which he provided the foundations of modern chemistry by proving that matter is comprised of individual atoms. (SOURCE)
- Transgenic: Text from Chromosome 1 of the human genome.
[found by Atavus]
I love these more than you love these. I’ll bet you money.
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OK. Wow. I was pretty proud of my sunspot efforts until I saw this. Always good to have something to aim for, I guess.
City of (Sunspot) Lights
Sunspot AR1476 (photographed above over the Eiffel Tower) has been monitored all week, as the Jupiter-sized coronal “active region” has been pointed squarely at Earth, ready to release a wave of magnetic energy in the form of a solar flare or coronal mass ejection. Last night, a CME was detected, racing toward Earth at over 1,000 km/s.
This awesome animation from the Goddard Space Weather Lab demonstrates the forecasted wave and glancing blow we await on Earth (we aren’t in any danger, but satellites may be disrupted):
Above, the sunspot is photographed Thursday evening over the Eiffel Tower by VegaStar Carpentier.
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Science, design and a nice cup of tea. Simply Heaven.
Tea Chemistry Set by Art Lebedev
Adorned with a traditional Gzhel pattern, this ceramic chemistry set has been repurposed as a Russian tea set. The best kind of science is the type you can drink.
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Damn those graffiti vandals! What will they think of next?